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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 19, 2017: JR Mahung and the Champion of Champions Slam with Kylie Noelle

JR Mahung, Belizean-American-Chicago poet. Photo by pizza pi press.

JR Mahung, Belizean-American-Chicago poet. Photo by pizza pi press.

JR Mahung is a Belizean-American poet and educator from Chicago’s South Side. He is currently based in Boston where he helps organize the Louder Than a Bomb MA youth poetry slam and co-coaches Northeastern University’s slam team. JR is currently working on his second collection of poems on Pizza Pi Press, titled “Since When He Have Wings.” He has work published or forthcoming in Freezeray Literary Journal, Maps for Teeth, and Moko Literary Magazine. His mixtape is not for sale but he’ll ask you to buy it anyways.

Tonight also marks the final night in our current 8×8 poetry slam series! Following JR’s feature, eight slam winners will slam off for the season championship and the opportunity to challenge Kylie Noelle, the current reigning Champion of Champions, in a speed-slam-style event with 3, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.


This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the Champions of Champions Slam in the 8×8 slam series will begin at approximately 10:00. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.